National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

reading (14 & under)

Supported by: 

The Reta Lila Howard Foundation 

National final:

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Entries close:

Friday 3 June 2022

Venue:

The Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD

Outline of competition:

A team shall consist of three (3) members, each of whom must be 14 years of age or under on 1st September 2021 and full members of a Club affiliated to the NFYFC.

Procedure

The title of the book (including ISBN number) to be used will be given to each team three weeks prior to the day of the competition final. The team of three members will be required to read aloud a passage selected and provided by the judge, in English and in front of an audience.

The passages to be read will be given to finalists by the Chief Steward on the day of the final.

A draw will be made for the order of appearance prior to the competition. All teams will be held in the preparation room until it is their turn to compete to avoid an unfair advantage as all teams are reading the same text. Therefore, competitors and their trainer will not be allowed into the room where the competition is taking place before competing.

Competitors have the choice to read from the book or from the card provided or from an electronic device such as a Kindle supplied by the competitor.

The Chairmen is to introduce the team and give a brief background about the book. Each member of the team (including the Chairman) will be required to read a different passage from the book, but each team will read the same set of passages as the other teams.

Teams will be given 30 minutes before they compete to read through the passages with their trainer in the preparation room.

  • Members may read through their given passages in the preparation room.
  • Books are allowed in the preparation room beforehand.
  • One trainer per team is allowed into the preparation room.
  • Teams will be penalised for using distasteful jokes or bad language.
  • Teams are reminded that this is a Public Speaking Competition and marks are awarded for speeches - characters to the extreme will be penalised.
  • Judges reserve the right to disqualify teams/members they perceive to be offensive or discriminatory.

Rules:

Rules for Reading Competition

General Rules 2021-22

When to book in:

TBC

Where to book in:

Main Reception at the County Showground  – final information will be sent out with Competitor Notes

Presentation of Awards:

Approx 5pm

How to get there:

Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18s – copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form – completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID A team shall consist of three (3) members, each of whom must be 14 years of age or under on 1 September 2021 and full members of a Club affiliated to the NFYFC.

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